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Join Us In Celebrating National Volunteer Week On April 21st-27th

April 19, 2013

“Volunteerism is the voice of the people put into action. These actions shape and mold the present into a future of which we can all be proud.”  ~ Helen Dyer

Volunteerism is what ‘Ōlelo Community Media is built upon. For nearly 24 years,  ‘Ōlelo Volunteers have dedicated thousands of hours assisting with community production work, mentoring new trainees, and teaming up with ‘Ōlelo  staff to bring awareness to the many issues affecting our island residents. They serve as role models, mentors, and symbols of what it really takes to make a difference in our community. | 2012 Spirit of Volunteerism Winners

National Volunteer Week will take place during the week of April 21st-27th. If you are an ‘Ōlelo Volunteer, please take the time to share your volunteer experience on the Hands On Network website at  Sharing your experiences will benefit other communities around the nation and show the importance of Community Access Television.


Youth Xchange Marathon: A New Record, 658 YXC Entries Premiering This Weekend

March 21, 2013


Gather your students, get your popcorn, sit down and be prepared to be entertained by this year’s ‘Olelo Youth Xchange Video Competition’s  658 amazing entries presented by Sony.  The time will fly by as the students demonstrate their creativity and express their views of the issues facing our state.

This year’s record number of entries, once again demonstrates the growing interest amongst teachers and students to have their voices heard and the power of video as a means to express their opinions. Congratulations to all those who participated and we thank you for the time and effort it takes to prepare your entries.  We’re very honored to be able to showcase your efforts and wish you all well in the competition.

‘Olelo will premiere all entries beginning this Saturday at 6am

Saturday, March 23rd on ‘Olelo Channel 53 | Online Stream

Be A Jerk – 6:00 am
Energy Conservation – 6:31 am
Saving Outdoors – 6:53 am
Start Living Healthy – 7:07 am
I Ola Hawai`i – 7:38 am
Peacemaker – 8:40 am
Traffic Safety – 10:43 am
Mini Documentary – 11:21 am

Sunday, March 24th on ‘Olelo Focus 49 | Online Stream

Animation – 6:00 am
News – 6:38 am
PSA – 7:32 am
Short – 8:46 am
Junior Expert – 11:45 am
Expert – 11:48 am

‘Olelo Kaimuki Community Media Center Grand Opening

February 11, 2013


Come see our newest community media center (cmc) at Kaimuki High School on Wednesday, February 27th. This cmc replaces ‘Olelo’s facility at Jarrett Middle School and represents an exciting new partnership with Kaimuki High School and DOE TeleSchool Branch. We hope you can join us in celebrating this new chapter in our service to Oahu communities.

5:30pm – Oli/Blessing
6:00pm – ‘Olelo Board of Directors
7:00pm – Recess for Dinner
7:30pm – Public Testimony

Map to ‘Olelo location on Kaimuki High School campus

Mayoral Inauguration LIVE on ‘Olelo, January 2nd at 10am

December 31, 2012

‘Olelo Community Media will cablecast the historic joint inauguration of incoming Mayor Kirk Caldwell and newly elected Honolulu City Council members Ikaika Anderson, Ann Kobayashi, Ron Menor, Kymberly Pine and Joey Manahan on Wednesday, January 2nd. The one-hour ceremony will air live on ‘Olelo Channel O‘AHU 55 starting at 10 a.m. It will also be available online at

The joint inauguration, a first for a Honolulu Mayor and the City Council, will take place in the Mission Memorial Auditorium.


December 21, 2012


‘Ōlelo Community Media will cablecast LIVE the public viewing of Senator Daniel K. Inouye as he lies in state at the State Capitol on Saturday, Dec. 22 from 5pm through midnight. According to Governor Abercrombie, at the request of the late Senator Inouye’s family, the cablecast will be aired without commentary.

TV Broadcast: Saturday Dec. 22 at 5pm | ‘Olelo Ch. 54
Online Stream:

Foodbank Drive: Help Us Help Others

November 3, 2012

The staff at ‘Olelo are committed to making a difference in our community.  Everyday we work to insure free speech is protected and that our community’s stories are told.  This holiday season we hope to also make a difference for those less fortunate by volunteering our time at the Hawaii Foodbank.  Besides spending time helping at their warehouse, every community media center is gathering donations of badly needed food products for those less fortunate than we are.

Join us in making a difference!  On your next visit, please bring a donation of packaged food items.

 Mahalo in advance for Helping us help others!

Celebrate National Free Speech Week With Us, October 22 – 28

October 24, 2012

For those who use or watch Public, Education, and Government (PEG) Access, we are blessed with the ability to practice our right to free speech and expression any day of the week. So for the week of October 22 – 28, we all should celebrate! Free Speech Week will be promoting ‘Olelo on their website at We are honored to be able share our mission on a national level.

Here are a few videos from our staff promoting Free Speech Week:

As ‘Olelo Community Media producers and viewers, you are our biggest advocates for free speech. We hope that you will continue to use our resources and watch our channels. Help us in sharing these videos so that your family and friends may understand the importance and value of free speech, and maybe even use ‘Olelo resources to share their viewpoints with the community.